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How have you been? I thought I'd stop by and say "Hi" to some of my long lost friends here, I've been missing for awhile. Hope all is well with you. Take care and God bless.
Haven't seen you for a while.
Just saying hi.
Have a blessed week(end) full of joy.
Hi Debbie, thanks and same to you as well. Mike
You are right, I don't believe in hell. And I don't believe in heaven or any other supernatural things/places/events. And I didn't say that I wanted to go to hell, I said that I would choose hell over living in heaven with a god that would torture others in hell for eternity. This is of course hypothetical, since there's no such place to begin with.
I have given this a great deal of thought and I could not in good conscience go to heaven knowing that God was sending others to hell. I don't believe that torture is ever justified - ever. Even if he just let them die, this to me is just not just.
But then, God has never told me any such story - I've only read about hell in the Bible, which was written by men. Speaking of which, I have NIV version - have you read the preface? Wow, this says it all.
Hi Debbie. What if the great spiritual awaking that you want for me leads me to something other than Jesus? Btw, I'm not an alien or something - I have the same emotions and feelings as you. I have a spiritual side as well, and I just happen to not believe in supernatural beings.
Resistance? My kids are in a new school and were again passed out bibles. If I were passing out Mein Kampf or the Koran people would be freaking out - but America is a Christian majority so it's hard to imagine what resistance you encounter. My kids can't join Boy Scouts - that was an interesting conversation. When we told the scout master we weren't Christian they replied, "What are you - Catholic??" Man that was funny - you simply can't make up stuff like that.
And YES, people write to say I'm going to burn in hell! I don't know why. Worse yet, kids have told this to my own children's face.
Do I want to crush your beliefs? No. But I do want prejudices against my beliefs to stop, and since the main persons who are prejudiced against me are Christians then these are the focus of some of my blogs.
Thanks for the great advice !
Hi Deb :)
Thankyou for thinking of me and for stopping by! :)
How are you?? I haven't seen our heard from you in a while. Hope all is well!
As you so often inspire me!
Blessings all around you my friend!